2017 Race for Results report identifies areas where state needs to provide greater opportunities for children of color to reach potential A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals significant opportunities for Maine and the nation to improve the health and well-being of children, especially children in immigrant families and children of color. … More Children of Color in Maine and the Nation Face Extensive Inequities and Barriers to Success
New report shows federal and local policies are leading to improvements for U.S. children, but Maine is not seeing the same results as other New England states Maine children are experiencing modest improvements in key areas of child well-being that support them in leading healthier, safer lives, but a report released today by the Annie … More The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!
Maine drops to 17th for overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT report New data show that American children and teens are experiencing better health and education outcomes, yet they still face significant economic challenges. In the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that child well-being has … More New Report Finds Sharp Decline in Well-Being of Maine Children Despite National Trends
More than 20,000 Maine children – 8 percent—have a parent that has served time A new KIDS COUNT® report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the nation’s over-reliance on mass incarceration has had a devastating impact on American children, bringing increased poverty, homelessness, hunger and emotional pain into their lives. Now more … More Report: Maine has highest percentage of children with incarcerated parents in New England
“At this moment, we are at a critical juncture for Maine children,” said Claire Berkowitz, Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Alliance. “The data highlights some significant challenges facing our children, but also some substantial progress that has been made, too. Now, it is up to all of us to act on this data and … More ICYMI: the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Maine Children’s Alliance held a press and community event to explore what the numbers in 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book mean for Maine kids and what some prominent Maine organizations are doing to improve the numbers. MCA joined forces with the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP), Portland ConnectED, the … More ICYMI: 2015 KIDS COUNT Press Event
Rising tide of economic recovery did not lift all boats, leaving many children shipwrecked. “Maine’s economy is not working for all of our children. Too many kids are living in families where no parent has full time work, where housing costs take up a large portion of the family budget, or where wages don’t meet the … More AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book